Best Grime Artists


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The Top Ten

"The Godfather of grime", enough said!
Grime wouldn't have existed, if it wasn't for Wiley. He invented a whole new music genre.
The creator, the trendsetter, the benchmark of grime!

Your favorite grime mc's ain't got nothing on Wiley! He's the master of grime and been doing it the longest and hardest!

He's killed mcs over and over and pushes the boundaries of grime music!
[Newest]As himself said: "I'm the king here, no arguing."

Skepta is number one at the moment cause he's mashing up the UK Scene, but there are many others who have great potential to be number 1 like dappy, wretch 32 and even though I. Don't really like chipmunk he should be at least 1-2 on this list! Skepta is the boss
Compared to the danish grime scene (where I'm from) this rocks the others we can follow in denmark but this is another level... Personally love king of grime that's just crazy...
skepta is evanutally the best grime rapper in britain
he has the quality and the rhyme
to conclude he is better than wiley and kano
[Newest]Skepta's flow is don

Must be higher, c'mon, if ghetts is 7, then devlin should be around him, devlin is one of the best artists in the uk, anyway, this is what I think: the list is fair. of course skepta is 1st, he is the king of grime, and I'm glad kano is 2nd, he's my favorite grime artist and he is way too smart for grime, and wiley should be 3rd because he made grime, but kano and skepta are better, I'm not too keen on jme but I'm still happy that dizzee made it too, he made grime popular, bashy is ok, ghetts is sick, and tinchy should be lower because he is doing pop music now. but vote devlin higher!


Only in his early 20's and he already one of best around, give it few more years there will be no competition
Devlin Number one all way and dissie rascal no way he should not even be on this ist and tinchy stryder now c'mon geta grip he is a embrassment to grime wiley no way he is to over rated same as kano and jme ghetts 3rd: I rate... 1st devlin, 2nd p-money, 3rd ghetts, 4th griminal, 5th bashy, 6th professor green, 7th giggs, 8th example, 9th skepta, 10th dog-zilla <<< that is my personal opinion
[Newest]The KING of grime also skepta speaks the truth about London as well

He doesn't just talk about guns and killing 24/7 and has an original style.
You cannot compare anyone to JME. He's different from these other grime artists in so many ways, I stopped listening to grime a long time ago (if you could even call the stuff out now grime) but the only person I still follow is JME. Serious.
One of the worst grime artist out the. He ruins songs, makes up words and flow is shocking, if he wasn't skepta brother he wouldn't get anywhere. People are sheep

The greatest... Every other grime mc wants to sound like ghetts! Wiley maybe the godfather of grime, but ghetts is the grim reaper of grime! Put him up against anyone the Outcome yet another Mc getting sales just because Ghetts has dissed him and said his name on a track.. It's the only reason they side swipe Ghetts hoping he'll get annoyed with them and do the same... P Money you owe allot of cash to ghetts and you know it...!
Ghetts should definitely be number 1 he spits bars to any beat and keeps the flow perfect. Another thing is that he has his own style unlike many grime mc's do the same style. Finally ghetts don't need to run round trying to merk anyone because he does murk everyone.
Ghetts is just such a don! He's on another level, he raps so fast as well which makes his songs even better, his best song by far has to be artillery, if you haven't heard it then you are missing out on a lot!
[Newest]Ghetto is top three selected

6Dizzee Rascal
how he flows over those fantastic beats of his is just mind blowing, I'm a big a fan of his and I'm sure I'm not the only one. you do agree, right?
Boy in the Corner... Best grime album out there. The beats are hard and the Dizzee's flow is so unique compared with the other artists in the genre
DIZZEE should be first, he's made so many albums already and they are all so good.
[Newest]Listen to just a rascal and see if people change there mind then

Whereas I've heard of few others on this list, I have seen hundreds of references to Lowkey on the internet; his music's immediate impact, political and musical influence is vast. In the U.S., he's influential-- addressed by those who are unfamiliar with the genre. He's so popular as to have earned Glenn Beck's --a very popular American social critic-- ridicule.

Lowkey crosses cultural boundaries.
Lowkey breaks cultural boundaries.

A poet--
The peoples' priest--
He's amazing, he doesn't just only talk about weed, money, ***, he actually talks about life! Maybe he does smoke weed, I never know, but his words just touch the heart, he's the most amazing grime artist you'll ever hear.
A real G, this man has destroyed every other artist in the scene. Man like Chipmunk and Ghetts all have been destroyed by him. They can't even give man true come back.

He just murdered the scene. He doesn't chat like other artists but his lyrics send out a real message for listeners.
[Newest]Amazing artist! Hope he comes back soon😕

One song> P's and Q's..... His whole album Home sweet home
Kano devlin and wiley should be the first 3 on the list. In what order I don't know, but they all have a sick flow, badass beats, and I'm not sure I've ever been more into music than listening to my favorite album tracks by these 3. 140 Grime street was amazing, tales from the crypt was awesome, and its a toss up between grimewave and tredding on thin ice but anyway about it these 3 should be recognized
Kano and Devlin are way outta everyones league followed closly by skepta, bashy and p money
[Newest]Ghetts and Kano should be 1 and 2

Just the best, versatile, original, smart lyrics, can rap, clash with anyone, confident, real talk. He keeps grime moving and all other artist on their toes. Always fresh
This guy changed the grime scene. If he can clash with one of the gods of grime he deserves to be one.
P money demolished ghetts and ghetts is one of the originals in grime. P deserves to be a lot higher!
[Newest]Good flow plus he's got the speed that most rappers don't

10D Double E
Excellent flow, brings a whole new level to grime. 9/10
Without a doubt the true Father. No one has the style, talent, swagga and personality of Double.
He is nasty boi

The Contenders

Giggs is sick and will destroy most of the top ten SN1!
First Grime artist I ever heard, and since then he's always been the best, pure legend man!
Giggs to too hard for me he is the best but he should at least be in top 5 with devlin and skepta
[Newest]He's a footballer from Wales, hows he on this list

12Tinchy Stryder
he short but hes standing tall over all grime artists
you are de bezt no matter wot they say
Amazing seen him live last year I can't believe he is 13 he is better than giggs, Tinie, Dizzie I think he should be 2nd or 3rd he is sick

13Tempa T

Boy Better Know should be higher because jme skepta and wiley are a;; up at the top

15Tinie Tempah
Rap doesn't get better than this

16Professor Green
One of the best grime artists, his beats are sick!
Pro green 1 of the better white rappers
How is he not even in the top 10?!?


17Lethal Bizzle
He's too dench how is he 48 he's definitely in the top 10 he's made the 2nd biggest grime record of all time and his one of the most marketbale artists

18K Koke
Sick definitely should be near top not saying he's best out there but his mixtape pure koke and album pure koke vol.2 are full of the hardest tracks
K koke is a legend speaks from the heart no bollocks just pure but he needs to make more music don't give up man keep going
K koke all the way


20Mic Righteous
Mic righteous should of blown years ago his 'fire in the booth' was ard.. I reckon 2013 is definitely his year!
Easily the best in my opinion
Mic righteous will be up there in a couple of months!

Cheeky lyrics which make sense and can destroy a whole crew. SNM
S'all About Bashy. He Is The Best Grime Gets.
Bashy been around for long, top man as well.




25Black the Ripper

Of the same ilk as people like Wiley, JME & Skepta. Amazing in a lyrical sense and understands the genre completely. If you want to hear about guns and drugs don't listen to Akala. If you want to hear real music then do. Its that simple
Listen to Shakesphere pumpin tune. Listen to its not a rumor album and you will see he deserves top 10.
All round legend "welcome to England" best grime tune.
Back in the days of "channel u" an incredible artist with amassing flow and bars to match.

27Benny Banks
Benny banks talks from the heart I can feel the pain through his lyrics

28Roll Deep
If they aren't the best grime group in the uk, they're one of the best


Up and coming talent
So young and so good


Sox is the best artist in the uk at the moment by far

Can't belive devilman is so low down he'd smash skepta and most of the other top 10 with his flow
Underrated top ten for sure

Theey should be number 1 they have produced such meaty grime songs!
Fazer and dappy have the sickest flows and tulisa is hot


33Plan B
Just sick has some pure lyrics proper lad who was raised in the hood I get where he is coming from on his tracks and loving his new album ill manors its beast man

Frisco has the best flow in grime and his songs make you too hyper. He also made too many man because wivout him in that sing then its standard.

Sneakbo is just so sick met him he is just so down to earth!
He is a sick rapper
Sneakbo my brudda nead a vote, because the man is the best! R.I. P JOOZEY!

Dappy needs to be up in the top 5- have you heard his freestyles man
Tarzan freestyle 2 so hard it went into the charts

37DJ Ironik
He's such a great artist with brilliant songs. Such a down to earth guy who really appreciates his fans. So much love for him x x x

38Lady Soveriegn

39Joe Black
Joe black came to Swindon with his CDs man shot them off like the food he raps about
Gdfarther of grime no doubt

40J Maverick
Literally the best there is! Take him away there's nothing left in grim
I heard one of his songs with cee called mortals its better than dappy
This boy is a sick artist I love his songs! Xx
[Newest]Only a kid but he's pretty sick head!


42Krept and Konan
No way they are 71. Top 10 at least!
They are on point!

43Chase & Status

He is more pop's than anothers artist? But his music is cool

45Johnny Gunz
Gunz lala by sg


47Dirty Dike
Magical Rhymes, lyrically illest


Roachee's flow is sick. No-one is as brutal on the mic as roach!

Should have been here in the first place he may be young but he would definitely clear the top tens out straight away not at ghetts's level yet but in time definitely a top contender.

51English Frank


53Ms. Dynamite

54Flow Dan

55President T
President t has most unique flow in the grime since also
Part of bloodline records with artist like big H.
He never seems to let the audience down.
President T should be in the top 10 at least, he's just not as well known as some of the others, but he's an originator and can get the crowd hyped.
Big in the game from day

He's class so how he's 63 I'll never know, smash um
The greeze Marger lays down on the 'Shadows' track sums up grime. Its that coldness in his flow makes him top 10 for me.

57Jaja Soze
No grime artist at the top ten is like jaja soze except lowkey speaks the truth and is betta dan most of dem rappers and he don't rap about booze n weed raps from the heart
Came from Brum town & brought up in London.
true lyrics,

58Foreign Beggars
Best rappers asylum speakers is a masterpiece, actual music for actual people
Wizard on the mic and lyrically skillful

59Crazy Titch
One of the best flows in the game. From the old school days when grime was at its best. He merked Wiley and dizzee so has beaten two of the best. Would have been the best MC if he didn't go jail.

Sick flow and delivery, got betta wiv time

61Slick Rick
Definitely THE BEST English rapper and the first English rapper most Americans try to say that he's American because he emigrated to the US when he was 10 but he is really English and raps with an English accent

62Poisonous Poets



65Political Peak



68Ice Kid

DVS Alongside J spades are the hardest in the uk underground
DVS is one of the best grime artist of our generation he always raps the truth and never life everyone can relate to his barz.


71Ard Adz
Enough for my brudaah ard adz needs to make a song with k koke

He's a right don he's beats are monstrous so raptastic and j maverick ain't bad as well
Now I'm good but cee my older brother is on a next leval he could battle skepta and the rest of bbk he's a god boy total boss

73Big H

Sick lyrics brummie style and proud bout time we recognise talent from North of Watford gap



77Fuda Guy



Best grime kid ever! Finnishes all the others!




84Mz. Bratt

85Cher Lloyd

86J Spades


88Merky Ace



91Dru Blu aka Don Strapzy
Ganna blow in 2013 englands answer 2 eminem. People ratin benny banks he's got nufin on don fam...

92Young Smokes
He's an amazing young srtist, he works hard with all his lyrics and videos his lyrics relate to reality and they toch the heart.

93Jam Baxter

94Tiny Boost
Pure gun talk! Rate him a lot as he speaks the truth and explains gritty roads! Listen to his freestyles he kills it

95Row D

One of the top Grime Producers there is and the only true MC who can spit with Double and not look like a mug. Footsie is a Percy

Maddest lyricist in the game, nobody can match man. His intelligent bars arise above internationally renowned MCs! He truly is the best, on par with Jme, Skepta and Wiley. No man can test.

98Bigz Highrise
Bigz West Midlands finest

99Mikill Pane
He's good I'm the one who wrote the very large Ed Sheeran Comment so if you read that vote any of the artists I said just remember if you don't vote ed sheeran still give I'm a thumbs up

100Durrty Goodz
Uhm he parred Wiley off twice he obviously deserves recognition.

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